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We’re pretty sure that most computer enthusiasts are aware that CPUs are made from silicon. Far fewer are likely to realize exactly how much work goes into making what is effectively a wonder of the modern world. Processors are made on a mind bogglingly small scale to withstand huge tolerances, with even the cheapest chips requiring hundreds of manufacturing stages to get from wafer to motherboard.

Manufacturers are also under pressure to improve production methods and reduce transistor size, with different companies approaching the problem in different ways. Intel helped us put this guide together, and as a result it focuses on its implementation of the 32nm High-K manufacturing process. Other manufacturers, such as Global Foundries or TSMC, use subtly different methods to produce its chips.


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A great article! Not sure if this has been posted, but my searches didn't come up with anything.
 
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That was a good read, I always wondered how they traced the pattern of the transistors onto the chip.
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Interesting read. Although I wish they went into more depth.
 
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Interesting read. Although I wish they went into more depth.
yeah me too, but I guess it all depends on what's the target audience of the article. But I found the article to be really worth reading, and the pictures especially are awesome and informative
 
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post #5 of 23
Wow, certainly an interesting read. I always wondered how they actually made those things.
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Wow, that was a nice read.
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Now this was a great read!

I'm glad you posted this + rep
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I just read something similar but in Dutch. It has somewhat more depth on both Physics and Chemistry. A link for the interested, if you can translate it :

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Very worthwhile read, I understood the basics of making a cpu/gpu but never understood the intricate details, I think they would go more into depth but It might reveal a bit much on intels chip manufacturing practices.
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I just read something similar but in Dutch. It has somewhat more depth on both Physics and Chemistry. A link for the interested, if you can translate it :

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i just skimmed through that dutch one, it seems to go in much more detail and good graphics with it to. rep +
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